Tips & Techniques

5 Links to Read Before Making Sushi

August  6, 2014

Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: Start your rice cookers -- we're making sushi.

Sushi is often left to the professionals, as it's thought to be too labor-intensive and intimidating to recreate in home kitchens. But, equipped with a few essential kitchen tools, an understanding of raw fish safety, and perfectly cooked rice, you'll be ready to roll (pun intended) in no time. These links will inspire you to skip the restaurant and make your own sushi at home.

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  • First, stock your kitchen with these crucial sushi-making tools. (Serious Eats.)

  • When you're buying fish, you'll want to know what "sushi-grade" really means. (The Kitchn.)
  • The key to great sushi is sticky, slightly vinegary rice. Here's how to make it. (Food & Wine.)
  • When you're ready to roll, here's a step-by-step breakdown of how to do it. (PBS.)
  • Last but not least, you'll want DIY pickled ginger to accompany your sushi. (Food52.)

Sushi pros: What are your tips for rolling the best sushi? Share them with us in the comments!

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  • vt
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  • Sasha (Global Table Adventure)
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  • Sekkyo
The grocery store is my happy place.


vt July 4, 2017
I think should be in this list too as they have the most delicious and amazing ideas to make sushi with a twist :D
Chef D. December 10, 2015
I think should be on that list of sushi links :)
Sasha (. August 7, 2014
So fun! Love making sushi...
Sekkyo August 6, 2014
Don't buy Unagi, that freshwater eel is pulled from rivers live and fattened in pens before it has a chance to breed and provide to the wild population. Instead, make this better tasting faux nagi out of black cod: